The Lakeview Fire Department held a wetdown on June 11 to welcome the newest addition to its fleet, a Rosenbauer Commander Engine, equipped with a 1500 gallon-per-minute pumper and a 750-gallon tank. The ceremony for the apparatus — Engine 414 — was attended by local clergy and elected officials, and followed by a barbecue and tours of the engine for all.
In 2014, when the bike path that runs along the Wantagh Parkway was extended to Tobay Beach, many hailed its arrival as a safe, scenic trail for anyone who wanted to walk, run, cycle or skateboard.
West Hempstead High School’s graduating class received their diplomas and marked the official end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at C.W. Post last Sunday.
West Hempstead High School has named Nathaniel Vaduthala and Tina Tudisco as 2017’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
On June 21, the last day of the New York state legislative session, the State Assembly passed a bill to rename a section of the Southern State Parkway after Malvernite and New York City Police Det. Steven McDonald. The bill will now go to Governor Andrew Cuomo for review.
Following a broad investigation into the operations of the MS-13 gang, Nassau County officials announced that 41 of its alleged members were indicted on June 15 for multiple acts of violence and conspiracy in Nassau County over the last four years.
At the onset of the high school softball season, there were a ton of unknowns at West Hempstead. The Rams were very competitive in 2016 and had a half-dozen returnees, but the extended winter gave head coach Chris Van Kovics little time to assess his team’s strengths or get in much work on situational softball.
Five area chambers of commerce came together at Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s last week for the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual multi-chamber event. “We had the West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Elmont, Hempstead and Malverne chambers of commerce there,” said Patti Locurcio, the West Hempstead chamber’s secretary. About 120 people attended the event, which was held in one of the farm’s hoop houses.
Patricia Locurcio, secretary to the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce for more than eight years and a very active West Hempstead volunteer, has a very simple request. “I need a van,” said Locurcio, who has multiple sclerosis and a 2006 Dodge Caravan that she says is falling apart. “And I don’t have the money to afford another one.”
Long Island Rail Road riders traveling to Hunterspoint Ave. or Atlantic Terminal will be entitled to a fare reduction averaging 25 percent during Amtrak’s repair work, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced Tuesday. The fare reduction will take effect July 10, and will end when Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station has been completed.